This event will look at the role of HR in working with Trade Unions. Our guest speaker Alan Ryan is now a Principal Lecturer at the Department of HRM at De Montfort University and has a background as a shop steward with the GMB in the 1970s and 1980s. He will be joined by Corall Jenkins and Catherine Mellors who are both current union representatives with Unison. The event will be interactive with plenty of opportunities for question and discussion.
Alan J. Ryan, (BA, LLM, CIWM, Academic MCIPD) is a Principal Lecturer and Subject leader (HRM) in the Department of HRM at De Montfort University. He is an academic Member of the CIPD and an ACAS trained mediator. His teaching is focused on the implications of legal change for the management of people at work and the development of managerial responses to legislative activity. He teaches courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as delivering courses and programmes to corporate clients. His research interest lies in the development of soft systems analysis as a way of understanding changes in managerial behaviour following the introduction of legislation. Previously Alan has worked for British Gas, where he was a senior Shop Steward with the GMB (1971-1987) and later as a relief official for the GMB. Since moving into academic employment (1998) he has been a member of NATFHE and, following the merger with the AUT, is now UCU Branch Chair at DMU. He is also a member of both the National Executive Committee and the Higher Education Committee of UCU.
Corall Jenkins has worked for UNISON as a Regional Organiser for 16 years covering a variety of employers. Her current patch is acute services, private contractors within the acute services and East Midlands Ambulance Service as well as private Patient Transport Services. Within her role she assist branches in managing the day to day activities within their employment base, seeking to foster good industrial relations and promoting the emphasis of meaningful partnership working. In addition to her role as a Regional Organiser she is City Councillor within the Nottingham City South Area, Clifton South and the Executive Assistant for Transport.
What time do I need to arrive at the event?
Please arrive at 18:00 for registration, when tea/coffee and biscuits will be served. The session will then run from 18:30 to 20:00
Is there car parking at the event?
Car parking is available at the Premier Inn - Leicester Fosse Park
What is the refund policy?
The event is free for CIPD members to attend. Non-member places may be cancelled up to 1 week before the event, after that the £12 fee is non-refundable.